SEL Resources for All Levels

Empowering Educators, Parents, and Students to Transition to—and Excel withDistance and Blended Learning

Students, teachers, and families all benefit from social and emotional learning (SEL)—it has been described as the key to being a successful human. Long-term benefits of SEL include better academic performance, improved attitudes and behaviors, reduced emotional stress, and better workplace teamwork and success.

Scroll down to see our resources that include SEL topics—and so much more!—at all levels, with content supporting the following five competencies of social and emotional learning:

  1. Self-awareness
  2. Self-management
  3. Social awareness
  4. Relationship skills
  5. Responsible decision-making

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SEL Products for Elementary Schools

SEL Products for Teachers, Students, and Parents

Useful for both remote learning and in-class instruction and guidance, the products below include titles that help young students begin to develop their sense of self and address these key elements of social and emotional learning:

  • Problem-solving skills (critical-thinking component)
  • Building community with teamwork (team exercises)
  • Celebrating diversity / perspective-taking / understanding others’ emotions and thoughts
  • Managing stress / anxiety / frustration
  • Growth mindset (vs. fixed mindset)

To see the products below, sign up for a free trial.
Questions? Contact us—we’re here to help.

Learn360 

Learn360 is a one-stop streaming media resource with content for all grades and subjects. Here is a selection of Learn360 content related to SEL for pre-K through elementary-level students:

  • Sesame Street: a wealth of engaging Sesame Street helpers, with titles such as Belly Breathe, Different Feelings, Quiet or Loud Song, Elmo and Grover Work Together, Being Healthy, and more!
  • Auto B Good Character Education series: engaging and educational titles such as Honesty: “Car Tune Pirates,” Kindness: “Bully Bully,” Truthfulness: “Slippery Slope,” Patience: “Cooler Heads Prevail,” Tolerance: “A Mile in Their Tires,” and more!
  • PowerSplash Project: videos such as Common Sense: Life Lessons; Common Sense: Good Manners; The Bullying Epidemic; Turning Apathy into Proactivity; Common Sense: Good Decisions; Common Sense: Relationships; Common Sense: Prejudice; Common Sense: Child Development; Relax, Refocus, Rejoin: The Employee Awareness series; and more
  • Strategies for School Leaders series (Makematic)
  • Harry & His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs series (Rising Star Education)
  • Teacher Reflections on Teaching Global Competency series (Makematic)
  • Understanding Anxiety series (ClickView)
  • Understanding Anxiety: A Teacher’s Guide series (ClickView)
  • Depression and Anxiety: Eleanor’s Story (Magic Lantern)
  • and many others

Learn more about Learn360

The Mailbox® School & District

The Mailbox® School & District is packed with 52,000+ fun and engaging ideas, activities, and worksheets that help inspire imaginations while teaching essential skills, including SEL. Look for these SEL-supporting activities and lessons for grades pre-K to 6th grade:

  • Teaching Youngsters to Control Their Anger
  • Management Song: Respecting Others
  • Get Hooked on Positive Phrases
  • Kickoff to Goal-Setting: Setting Personal Goals
  • Well Done! Behavior Management Tip
  • Relationship Skills: Friends!
  • Protect Your Thinking! Social and Emotional Learning Worksheet
  • What a Bright Bunch of Students! Self-Esteem Building Display
  • Four by Four: Back-to-School Idea: Getting Acquainted
  • Super Secret Agents of Kindness: Promoting Kindness and Respect
  • It’s “SociEmoti” Time! Social and Emotional Learning
  • It Takes All Kinds of People to Make a Team! Teamwork Display
  • Homework Motivation Tips: Motivating Your Class
  • One, Two, Think It Through! Character Education Chant: Thinking Before You Act
  • Words So Right! Character Education Song: Polite Phrases
  • Celebrating Unique Students: Celebrating Students’ Differences
  • Let’s Talk! Relationship Skills
  • A New School and New Friends
  • and many others

Learn more about The Mailbox® School & District

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

Elementary-level students can learn about global citizenship, social awareness, religious and cultural diversity, and strategies for dealing with frustration and anger during these challenging times and beyond. Take a look at these topic sections:

  • Character Building
  • Being a Good Citizen
  • Families, Neighborhoods & Communities
  • Holiday Celebrations

Learn more about The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

Professional Development and Training

Our Infobase Learning Cloud Professional Development & Training offers accessible, actionable, self-directed SEL courses for training or credentialing, including:

Working with Students

  • Social Emotional Learning Essentials
  • Developing Self-Aware Students
  • Connecting Through Vulnerability
  • Developing Self-Management Skills

Teachers’ Own Well-Being:

  • Survival 102: Tips for Teachers
  • Health and Wellness of Educators
  • Developing Healthy Relationship Skills
  • Developing Self-Management Skills

Contact us for access to Infobase Learning Cloud Professional Development and Training Solutions—we’ll set you up!

SEL Products for Middle and High Schools

SEL Products for Teachers, Students, and Parents

Useful for both remote learning and in-class instruction and guidance by educators, students, and parents, the products below include titles that help students continue to develop their sense of self and address these key elements of social and emotional learning:

  • Problem-solving skills (critical-thinking component)
  • Growth mindset (vs. fixed mindset)
  • Celebrating diversity / perspective-taking / understanding others’ emotions and thoughts
  • Managing stress / anxiety / frustration
  • Can be used for teamwork exercises / collaboration
  • Practicing respectful disagreeing

To see the products below, sign up for a free trial.
Questions? Contact us—we’re here to help.

Classroom Video On Demand 

Created for high schools, this multisubject video subscription provides unlimited access to thousands of videos for ALL departments and includes videos that help students and educators understand social and emotional learning concepts:

  • Communication & Collaboration series (Makematic)
  • Peers and Friendships: The Voice of Youth, Reaching Teens, Perfectionism: A Barrier to Authentic Success (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Career Insights series (Makematic)
  • Character: Friendship Basics (Learning Zone Xpress)
  • How to Be Happy! Positive Psychology in Action (Canadian Broadcast Corp.)
  • Take Action for Junior & High School Students series (Makematic)
  • Educator Podcasts series, with titles such as How to Teach Collaboration, How to Teach Critical-Thinking Skills, and How to Teach Communication Skills
  • The Empty Desk: Identifying and Assisting the At-Risk Student (ClickView)
  • Teacher Reflections on Teaching Global Competency (Makematic)

Learn more about Classroom Video On Demand.

Health Reference Center

Health Reference Center provides up-to-date and reliable information on important SEL areas such as mental health, anxiety, and teen issues, with videos, articles, directories, and more. Look for this relevant, timely content:

  • Teen’s Health Center: includes crucial information for teens on topics such as anxiety, depression, and mental health; stress and stress management; and family life and relationships
  • Teens’ Healthy Choices Videos: proprietary video series that offers teen-to-teen guidance with titles such as “Depressed: You Are Not Alone,” “Depression and Social Media,” “Keep Your Anxiety and Stress in Check,” and “What You Can Do and Say to Keep Bullies Away”
  • Children’s Health Center: includes sections on peer pressure, internet and online safety, and other topics relating to development and well-being

Learn more about Health Reference Center.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center includes material on academic success and workplace skills—such as growth mindset, collaboration and teamwork, and more—that are crucial to SEL. Look for these topics:

  • Communication Skills
  • Ethics and Etiquette
  • Leadership Skills
  • Organization Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork Skills

Learn more about Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center.

Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies’ unbiased, trustworthy pro/con content on today’s most important issues facilitates key SEL concepts such as respectful disagreeing, problem-solving skills, and perspective-taking, among others. Features such as discussion questions support growth mindset by challenging students to communicate effectively and think critically. By showing two sides to controversial issues, Issues & Controversies enables students to understand the ideas and viewpoints of other people and help them reach common ground.

Learn more about Issues & Controversies.

The World Almanac® for Kids

Intermediate-level students can learn about global citizenship, social awareness, religious and cultural diversity, and strategies for dealing with emotions during these challenging times and beyond. Take a look at these topic sections:

  • Character Matters
  • Take a Stand
  • Holidays and Celebrations

Learn more about The World Almanac® for Kids.

Professional Development and Training

Our Infobase Professional Development & Training Platform offers accessible, actionable, self-directed SEL courses for training or credentialing.

Check Out These Courses for Teachers, Students, and Parents:

  • Social Emotional Learning Essentials
  • Health and Wellness of Educators
  • Traumatization of Youth and Adolescents
  • Unlocking Potential: The Impact of Mindset on Success
  • Improving Social Awareness
  • Navigating Relational Conflict
  • Developing Self-Aware Students
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Nutrition and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Stress Reduction
  • Critical Thinking
  • Developing Self-Management Skills
  • Dealing with Test Anxiety
  • Decision Making

Contact us for access to our Professional Development and Training Solutions on Infobase Learning Cloud—we’ll set you up!

SEL Products for Academic Institutions

SEL Products for Faculty, Students, and Parents

Social and emotional learning is not just for kids. It’s key to bridging our differences, fostering workplace teamwork and success, and helping us connect with others in an authentic way. Useful for both remote learning and in-class instruction and guidance by educators, students, and even parents, the products below include titles that address these key elements of social and emotional learning:

  • Problem-solving skills (critical-thinking component)
  • Growth mindset (vs. fixed mindset)
  • Celebrating diversity / perspective-taking / understanding others’ emotions and thoughts
  • Managing stress / anxiety / frustration
  • Can be used for teamwork exercises / collaboration
  • Practicing respectful disagreeing

To see the products below, sign up for a free trial.
Questions? Contact us—we’re here to help.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center includes material on academic success and workplace skills—such as growth mindset, collaboration and teamwork, and more—that are crucial to SEL. Look for these topics:

  • Communication Skills
  • Ethics and Etiquette
  • Leadership Skills
  • Organization Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork Skills

Learn more about Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center.

Films On Demand 

This multidisciplinary video subscription provides unlimited access to thousands of videos for ALL departments and includes videos that help students and educators understand social and emotional learning concepts for themselves and for their research and majors:

  • Respect: Switch On series
  • Anxiety Is Treatable!
  • Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks: Calming the Mind
  • From Coronavirus to Thunderstorms: Rethinking Our Fear
  • One Nation Under Stress
  • Arianna Blossom: A Case Study on Emotional Intelligence
  • TEDTalks: Casey Gerald—Embrace Your Raw, Strange Magic
  • TEDTalks: Eve Pearlman—How to Lead a Conversation between People Who Disagree
  • 2 Minutes to Success series
  • Self-Awareness Is Key to Self-Sufficiency at This Job Training Program
  • Key Stressors and How to Deal with Them—Keeping Your Cool: Stress Management for Nurses
  • Stress Reduction Strategies for Nurses—A Lecture
  • 4 Strategies for Building Collaboration
  • Are You Job Ready? series
  • Communication & Collaboration series
  • TEDTalks: Ryan Martin—Why We Get Mad—And Why It’s Healthy
  • TEDTalks: Katie Hood—The Difference Between Healthy and Unhealthy Love
  • Relationship Loss
  • Fostering Resilient Learners Video
  • TEDTalks: Kashfia Rahman—How Risk-Taking Changes a Teenager’s Brain
  • Educator Podcasts series, with titles such as How to Teach Collaboration, How to Teach Critical-Thinking Skills, and How to Teach Communication Skills
  • Transforming Your School: Social Emotional Support
  • TEDTalks: Lisa Godwin—How Teachers Can Help Students Navigate Trauma
  • TEDTalks: Sydney Jensen—How Can We Support the Emotional Well-Being of Teachers?
  • Early Childhood: Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Learning
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom
  • Understanding Anxiety: A Teacher’s Guide
  • Teacher Reflections on Teaching Global Competency
  • Inspiring Differentiation
  • Strategies for Educators

Learn more about Films On Demand.

Health Reference Center

Health Reference Center provides up-to-date and reliable information on important SEL areas such as mental health, anxiety, and teen issues, with videos, articles, directories, and more. Look for this relevant, timely content:

  • Teen’s Health Center: includes crucial information for teens on topics such as anxiety, depression, and mental health; stress and stress management; and family life and relationships
  • Teens’ Healthy Choices Videos: proprietary video series that offers teen-to-teen guidance with titles such as “Depressed: You Are Not Alone,” “Depression and Social Media,” “Keep Your Anxiety and Stress in Check,” and “What You Can Do and Say to Keep Bullies Away”
  • For Education Majors: Children’s Health Center: includes sections on peer pressure, internet and online safety, and other topics relating to development and well-being

Learn more about Health Reference Center.

Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies’ unbiased, trustworthy pro/con content on today’s most important issues facilitates key SEL concepts such as respectful disagreeing, problem-solving skills, and perspective-taking, among others. Features such as discussion questions support growth mindset by challenging students to communicate effectively and think critically. By showing two sides to controversial issues, Issues & Controversies enables students to understand the ideas and viewpoints of other people and help them reach common ground.

Learn more about Issues & Controversies.

Professional Development and Training

Our Infobase Professional Development & Training Platform offers accessible, actionable, self-directed SEL courses, including:

For Instructors:

  • Social Emotional Learning Essentials
  • Connecting Through Vulnerability
  • Health and Wellness of Educators
  • Developing Self-Aware Students
  • Unlocking Potential: The Impact of Mindset on Success

For Students:

  • Dealing with Test Anxiety
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Stress Reduction
  • Dealing with a College Roommate
  • Critical Thinking
  • Goal Setting
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Living with Depression
  • Balancing a College Workload

Contact us for access to our Professional Development and Training Solutions on Infobase Learning Cloud—we’ll set you up!

SEL Products for Public Libraries

SEL Products for Your Community

Although much of SEL is focused on young kids and young adults, anyone can benefit from the concepts and competencies for academic, career, and lifelong learning success. Useful for both off-site and in-library use by librarians, parents, students and kids, or any patron who is interested in SEL, the products below include titles that address these key elements of social and emotional learning:

  • Problem-solving skills (critical-thinking component)
  • Growth mindset (vs. fixed mindset)
  • Celebrating diversity / perspective-taking / understanding others’ emotions and thoughts
  • Managing stress / anxiety / frustration
  • Can be used for teamwork exercises / collaboration
  • Practicing respectful disagreeing

To see the products below, sign up for a free trial.
Questions? Contact us—we’re here to help.

The World Almanac® for Kids

Intermediate-level kids can learn about global citizenship, social awareness, religious and cultural diversity, and strategies for dealing with emotions during these challenging times and beyond. Look for these important topic sections:

  • Character Matters
  • Take a Stand
  • Holidays and Celebrations

Learn more about The World Almanac® for Kids.

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

Elementary-level kids can learn about global citizenship, social awareness, religious and cultural diversity, and strategies for dealing with frustration and anger during these challenging times and beyond. Take a look at these topic sections:

  • Character Building
  • Being a Good Citizen
  • Families, Neighborhoods & Communities
  • Holiday Celebrations

Learn more about The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary.

Just for Kids Streaming Collection

The Just for Kids Streaming Collection gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Young kids can learn about respect, kindness, emotions, teamwork, diversity, and more while having fun watching their favorite characters. Here is a selection of Just for Kids content related to SEL for your young patrons and their parents:

  • Sesame Street: a wealth of engaging Sesame Street helpers, with titles such as Belly Breathe, Different Feelings, Quiet or Loud Song, Elmo and Grover Work Together, Being Healthy, and more!
  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Tiger helps kids learn life lessons with
    Daniel Can’t Ride Trolley / Daniel Can’t Get What He Wants, Time for Daniel / There’s Time for Daniel and Baby Too, Daniel’s Friends Say No / Prince Wednesday Doesn’t Want to Play, and more!
  • Treasure Champs: Folktales for Kids series with inspiring titles such as Empathy, Self-Respect, Courage, Loyalty, Sharing, Kindness, and more!
  • Highlights for Children: Ask Highlights Kids series with fun and accessible titles such as Neighbors Moving Away, Mean “Friend,” Smarty Pants, Math Struggle, Teasing, Siblings Fighting, Telling the Truth, and many more; additional titles including Can’t Sleep Mama, A Lost Friend, Carmela Plants a Tree, Cheer Up Scarecrow, and more!
  • Just Like You series
  • Franklin’s Granny: Franklin the Turtle
  • What’s Respect: Self-Respect
  • Everybody’s Different: Respecting Everyone’s Ideas
  • Everybody’s Different: Different Cultures, Different Customs
  • Understanding People with Disabilities
  • Little Bunny’s New Neighbor
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Reading Rainbow
  • Beep Has the Blues / Chore Day (Ready Jet Go! series)
  • and many others

Learn more about Just for Kids.

Access Video On Demand 

Access Video On Demand offers public libraries an expansive, patron-friendly collection of thousands of high-quality videos. The following relevant titles can be used for programming or for individual viewing to help your patrons understand social and emotional learning concepts:

  • Respect: Switch On series
  • Communication & Collaboration series
  • PowerSplash Project: videos such as Common Sense: Life Lessons; Common Sense: Good Manners; The Bullying Epidemic; Common Sense: Good Decisions; Common Sense: Relationships; Common Sense: Prejudice; Relax, Refocus, Rejoin: The Employee Awareness series; and more
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks: Calming the Mind
  • Mental Health: The Basics
  • From Coronavirus to Thunderstorms: Rethinking Our Fear
  • Stress Management: Psychological Counseling
  • One Nation Under Stress
  • Family Stability Inside Change
  • TEDTalks: Casey Gerald—Embrace Your Raw, Strange Magic
  • TEDTalks: Eve Pearlman—How to Lead a Conversation between People Who Disagree
  • TEDTalks: Katie Hood—The Difference between Healthy and Unhealthy Love
  • TEDTalks: Kashfia Rahman—How Risk-Taking Changes a Teenager’s Brain
  • Demonstrate Strengths: Cutting Edge Communications Success at Work Series
  • 4 Essentials for a Respectful Workplace
  • 4 Strategies for Building Collaboration

Learn more about Access Video On Demand.

Health Reference Center

Health Reference Center provides up-to-date and reliable information on important SEL areas such as mental health, anxiety, and teen issues, with videos, articles, directories, and more. Look for this relevant, timely content:

  • Teen’s Health Center: includes crucial information for teens on topics such as anxiety, depression, and mental health; stress and stress management; and family life and relationships
  • Teens’ Healthy Choices Videos: proprietary video series that offers teen-to-teen guidance with titles such as “Depressed: You Are Not Alone,” “Depression and Social Media,” “Keep Your Anxiety and Stress in Check,” and “What You Can Do and Say to Keep Bullies Away”
  • Children’s Health Center: includes sections on peer pressure, internet and online safety, and other topics relating to development and well-being

Learn more about Health Reference Center.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center includes material on academic success and workplace skills—such as growth mindset, collaboration and teamwork, and more—that are crucial to SEL. Look for these topics:

  • Communication Skills
  • Ethics and Etiquette
  • Leadership Skills
  • Organization Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork Skills

Noteworthy blog articles include:

  • How to Reduce Coronavirus Anxiety While Working from Home
  • The Right Mindset for Interview Success
  • How to Cope When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed at Work
  • 7 Ways to Fight Workplace Stress

Learn more about Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center.

Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies’ unbiased, trustworthy pro/con content on today’s most important issues facilitates key SEL concepts such as respectful disagreeing, problem-solving skills, and perspective-taking, among others. Features such as discussion questions support growth mindset by challenging students to communicate effectively and think critically. By showing two sides to controversial issues, Issues & Controversies enables users to understand the ideas and viewpoints of other people and help them reach common ground.

Learn more about Issues & Controversies.

Professional Development and Training

Courses on SEL topics can help patrons of all ages learn to understand and manage emotions, show empathy for others, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Our Infobase Professional Development & Training Platform offers accessible, actionable, self-directed SEL content, including:

  • Social Emotional Learning Essentials
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Connecting Through Vulnerability
  • Developing Self-Management Skills
  • Stress Reduction Strategies
  • Developing Healthy Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision-Making
  • Improving Social Awareness
  • Leadership Styles
  • Communication Styles
  • Unlocking Potential: The Impact of Mindset on Success
  • and many others

Contact us for access to our Professional Development and Training Solutions on Infobase Learning Cloud—we’ll set you up!